Build Dates: February 12

Family Information:


Mother- Simona

  • Age: 30

  • Profession: Day Labor

  • Weekly Salary: $64 approx.


  • Aracely, 1 yr

  • Noe, 9 yrs, 4th Grade

  • Carmen, 11 yrs, 6th Grade

  • Yadira, 15 yrs, She didn’t want to continue studying

Property Information:

Colonia- Maneadero Parte Alta
Time with property- 9 months
Electricity- Yes
Running Water- No
Structure- Scrap Materials and Dirt Floor

Family Story:

Simona is a single mother who is 30 years old and originally from Oaxaca. She has 4 children; Aracely is 1 year old, Noe is 9 years old, Carmen is 11 years old, and Yadira is 15 years old. Simona has had a very difficult life. She had 2 children with her first partner, but he never wanted to recognize them as his children and did not give them his last name. So, she left Oaxaca to find a place to work and give a better life to her children.  After she left, that partner tried to force Simona and the kids return to Oaxaca because he was afraid of being blamed for abandoning them. He wanted Simona to come back just to blame her for taking the kids away from him. He finally left her alone and started another family in Oaxaca. After all that happened with that man, she still wanted a family. On two different occasions, two different men had offered to start a family together and take care of her of her children. Both times after she got pregnant, they broke her heart and left her alone. Simona has worked very hard during all this to raise her 4 children and provide for them. And over the years, many people have suggested abandoning them or giving them up for adoption; but she refuses to do that, because she loves them. She says that these are her children and she will fight to raise them and take care of them until the end.